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Etui: M.153-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Miniaturist: Unknown
Box maker: Unknown




Ivory with gold mounts, miniatures of fruit and flowers on the front and a landscape on the back

Ivory with gold mounts, with miniatures set into the front and back faces. Tapering rectangular etui with slightly domed hinged lid. The mounts round the miniatures, rims and at the top and bottom of the etui are engine turned with decorative borders of ropework. The front and back of the lid each have an openwork gold plaque bearing the words 'SOUVENIR' and 'D’AMITIE' respectively, framed with swags. The miniature on the front is painted in enamel on copper, and depicts flowers and fruit against a black ground. The miniature on the back is probably on card, set under glass, and depicts a rural landscape with a lake and mountain, with figures and a building in the foreground. The interior is fitted with a slot for cards.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.0 cm
Length: 8.5 cm
Width: 5.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-04-06) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.


18th Century, Late
Production date: circa AD 1780

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel
Mounts composed of gold
Card Case composed of ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.153-1973
Primary reference Number: 31721
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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